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2011-09-09 18:45:00

Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation Hails Milestone, Encourages Families to Enroll Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 Roche announced today that it will begin early stage clinical trials to investigate the safety and tolerability of a drug designed to address the cognitive and behavioral deficits, including learning, memory and speech, in individuals with Down syndrome. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is considered a leader in research-focused healthcare and...

2011-07-25 15:30:00

PRINCETON, N.J. , July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral infections, today reported financial results and operational highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Financial Results Revenues were $0.2 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2011 compared to $0.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 and include amortization of...

2011-07-19 00:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that Roche has signed an agreement under which it will acquire 100 percent of mtm laboratories AG (mtm), a privately-held company based in Heidelberg, Germany. mtm is a global leader in developing in vitro diagnostics with a focus on early detection and diagnosis of cervical cancer, the largest early detection market in oncology. mtm...

2011-06-27 08:00:00

NUTLEY, N.J., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche is pleased to announce that James (Jim) Cassidy, MD, PhD, will join Roche on July 1 as Head of Translational Medicine in the Oncology Discovery and Translational Area (DTA) in Pharma Research and Early Development (pRED). "We are very fortunate to have Jim join Roche," said Mike Burgess, MD, PhD, Global Head, Oncology DTA and Head, Large Molecule Research in pRED at Roche. "With his rich and deep experience in oncology research, we...

2011-06-16 08:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DecisionView Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to optimize clinical trial enrollment for life sciences companies, today announced that a number of pharmaceutical industry leaders including GlaxoSmithKline and Roche have agreed to participate in the creation of a set of industry patient enrollment benchmarks based on real-world clinical performance data. Each of the initial sponsors will contribute their historical enrollment data,...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

NUTLEY, N.J., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What can one company do to help children affected by HIV in NJ as well as thousands of miles away in Africa? If you speak to employees at Roche, the answer is plenty. In response to this need, Roche sponsored it eighth annual Roche Children's Walk(1) today to raise funds to support children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in New Jersey and Malawi, Africa in support of the International Day of the African Child(2). Nearly 700 Roche employees...

2011-06-06 02:00:00

LONDON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Launch of 'my diary from down under' by Nikki Bayley In the UK, 20 per cent of women still do not attend smear tests, putting themselves at risk of leaving pre-cancerous cervical cells undetected[i]. A new blog, entitled, 'my diary from down under', aims to help dispel many of the myths surrounding having a smear with the aim of putting women at ease and encouraging more women to attend their cervical screens when invited. Nikki...


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